WBBL ACA All*Star Team of the Year

Wbbl Team Of The Year

The players' votes are in for the 2017/18 WBBL ACA All*Star Team of the Year. 

Players were given the opportunity to vote on who they felt had the biggest impact upon the competition, and who they believed should be captain.

New Zealand international Suzie Bates was voted in as captain of team. Bates lead the Adelaide strikers to the semi-finals with 420 runs over the course of the competition, posting 102 as her highest score. 

“It’s pretty nice to be voted in by the players you play with and against. You want to impress and do well against them so to be voted by your peers is a pretty good feeling,” Bates said.

"The Big Bash is a very good competition and is one of the most intense couple of months as a captain you can be a part of." 

Beth Mooney, Elyse Villani, Ellyse Perry, Amy Satherwaitte, Katherine Brunt and Sarah Aley all return to the team for a second consecutive year.

Perry lead the competition tally with 500 runs at 45.45, while English pace bowler Brunt claimed a series high 22 wickets at an average of 9.86.

ACA General Manager Cricket Operations Brendan Drew congratulated those selected in the team.

“Congratulations to those selected in this year’s ACA All*Star BBL & WBBL Teams of the Year.

“To be selected by your peers in the team of the year is fantastic acknowledgement for the season these players have had.

“Each player should be very proud of their achievements, hopefully they can carry their form through to the end of the Australian domestic season.”

WBBL ACA All*Star Team of the Year 2017-18

1. Beth Mooney (WK) (465 runs at 42.27) Brisbane Heat

2. Elyse Villani (481 runs at 43.73) Perth Scorchers

3. Ellyse Perry (500 runs at 45.45) Sydney Sixers

4. Rachael Haynes (425 runs at 32.69) Sydney Thunder

5. Suzie Bates (C) (420 runs at 32.31) Adelaide Strikers

6. Amy Satterthwaite (368 runs at 33.45, 11 wickets at 20.91) Melbourne Renegades 

7. Sophie Devine (348 runs at 26.77, 15 wickets at 18.47) Adelaide Strikers

8. Katherine Brunt (22 wickets at 9.86) Perth Scorchers

9. Marizanne Kapp (12 wickets at 18.92) Sydney Sixers

10. Sarah Aley (18 wickets at 18.00) Sydney Sixers

11. Rene Farrell (17 wickets at 18.82) Sydney Thunder 

12. Samantha Bates (16 wickets at 16.56) Sydney Thunder